Carol Platt Liebau: Is <i>Everything</i> About Sex?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Is Everything About Sex?

A ridiculous bill in California would require that elementary school children be taught about the "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America."

How ridiculous. Of what relevance is someone's sexuality to his or her achievements? It would be insulting to label Cole Porter as a "gay songwriter" -- he was simply one of America's best, gay or straight -- just as it would be to identify Irving Berlin as a "heterosexual composing great." Why are sexual labels necessary?

Sometimes, people, it's not all about sex. Please give it a rest for the elementary scool children.


Blogger amber said...

Yup, I am pulling my kids from school and homeschooling them. I will use the K12 program Bill Bennet helped put together. I am confident that they will all get a better education at home than at a traditional school. Teachers may not know this but I am an artist, I know how to work with wood, I speak 3 languages, I studied physics and higher mathematics (my major), my mother signs, I know pottery, and big kicker, I can take the kids to DC to learn about how government works with out taking them out of school. School shootings? I don't have to worry about that either because my home is not a gun free zone. I decided to do this when the school would not help my mensa canditate child by putting her in more challenging classes. I am tired of the system.

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2:25 PM  
Blogger HouseOfSin said...

Not that this post matters, but...

I worked with a guy, many years ago. Whenever he knew a detail about someone that had nothing to do with the person's aptitude or the situation, he would preface "Not that this matters, but..."

Example about the product manager: "She understands it well. Not that it matters, but she's a lez." Or the clerk that he saw in a store the other day, "Not that it matters, but he was clearly [of such ethnic ancestry]." When he would retell stories to others, he would include the detail that supposedly didn't matter. Whatever didn't matter was obviously a premeditated part of the story.

I once even asked, "So why are you mentioning it?" Smile and silence. I should just know. Anyway, I never imagined people like him would one day set policy!

Luckily, our kids' school is not so insane. Then again, we're not in California.

2:27 PM  
Blogger cimmerian said...

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Blogger Marshall Art said...

It's all part of the big plan to further the gay agenda. The more they can show themselves to be "just like anyone else, we just happen to be gay", the better. I've always found that to be funny. "We're just like anyone else, etc." No you're not. You're gay and you expect everyone to be cool with that. Make that "demand" everyone to be cool with that. Well that's fine. Be gay. Who cares? It's when you try to indoctrinate children to buy into your lies, it's when you try to force acceptance through the courts, it's when you mess with the economy to enable your lifestyle through company insurance plans and such, that's when we have a problem.

6:53 AM  

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